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Dec 31, 2009
Three of Scientology's elite parishioners keep faith, but leave the church — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
More: Recent high-profile defectors, Climbing The Bridge: A journey to "Operating Thetan'', Scientology's response
Dec 29, 2009
Letters // Greens MP's claims about Scientology denied — Sydney Morning Herald (Australia)
Type: Press
Source: Sydney Morning Herald (Australia)
You quote John Kaye's statement to Parliament about the former Scientology leader Marty Rathbun ("Intimidating and violent: defector", December 2). Mr Rathbun was removed from his position related to legal and public relations matters in the US in 1993, after having inexplicably deserted his post. He later returned and worked his way back into legal affairs. By 2002 his malfeasance became apparent and he was removed from any position of executive authority. The internal investigation leading to his removal also ...
Dec 2, 2009
Intimidating and violent: defector — Sydney Morning Herald (Australia)
Type: Press
Author(s): Nick O'Malley
Source: Sydney Morning Herald (Australia)
A former Scientology leader says bullying is widespread in the church, writes investigations reporter Nick O'Malley. Coerced abortion, violence, intimidation and demands for ever greater "donations" have become unofficial Church of Scientology policy, beginning at its Florida head office and leaching around the world, the church's most senior defector has said. Marty Rathbun, who until 2004 was the church's second-most powerful man, answering only to the present leader, David Miscavige, said the church leadership was obsessed with destroying dissent and increasing ...
Nov 22, 2009
Celebrities lead charge against Scientology — The Observer (London, UK)
Type: Press
Author(s): Peter Beaumont, Toni O'Loughlin
Source: The Observer (London, UK)
Hollywood figures quit 'rip-off' church as Australian prime minister threatens parliamentary inquiry into its activities The security at the red-brick and glass-walled horseshoe of the John Joseph Moakley courthouse on Boston's waterfront was unusually tight. Anybody who was not a member of the city's bar association was swept with a search wand. Photo IDs were checked. Mobile phones were taken from guests, who included the Hollywood star Tom Cruise. The occasion was a memorial service for Scientology's top legal adviser for ...
Nov 18, 2009
Australian News Coverage [A useful collection of TV media items re. Australian Senator Nick Xenophon] — XenuTV
Nov 17, 2009
Australian Senator Nick Xenophon calls for senate inquiry into Scientology
More: Youtube 1, Youtube 2, PDF transcript (1.13MB), Church of Scientology's official response
Type: TV
This is a speech Senator Nick Xenophon gave in the Senate on November 17, 2009 I rise to speak tonight on an issue of utmost seriousness that I believe deserves a great deal of scrutiny by law enforcement agencies and by this parliament. In the past few weeks, I have been contacted by former members of the Church of Scientology after I questioned the tax exemption status the organisation has under our tax laws during an interview on the Seven Network’s ...
Nov 5, 2009
Blown for Good / Behind the iron curtain of Scientology (book) - 11 I sometimes wish I were dead — BFG Books
Nov 5, 2009
Blown for Good / Behind the iron curtain of Scientology (book) - 16 Behind the wheel — BFG Books
Nov 5, 2009
Blown for Good / Behind the iron curtain of Scientology (book) - 17 Monument — BFG Books
Nov 5, 2009
Blown for Good / Behind the iron curtain of Scientology (book) - 26 Corrupt — BFG Books
Nov 4, 2009
'Tom Cruise told me to talk to a bottle': Life at Scientology's secret headquarters — Village Voice
Nov 1, 2009
The Truth Rundown: Mark Fisher — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Oct 31, 2009
Chased by their church: When you try to leave Scientology, they try to bring you back — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Joe Childs, Thomas C. Tobin
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
For years, the Church of Scientology chased down and brought back staff members who tried to leave. Ex-staffers describe being pursued by their church and detained, cut off from family and friends and subjected to months of interrogation, humiliation and manual labor. One said he was locked in a room and guarded around the clock. Some who did leave said the church spied on them for years. Others said that, as a condition for leaving, the church cowed them into signing ...
Oct 30, 2009
Scientology - Former Scientologist [Interview with Marty Rathbun] — CBC
Type: Radio
Author(s): Hana Gartner
Source: CBC
Despite the upbeat tones of its advertising campaign, it's been a tough week for the Church of Scientology. First, Canadian movie director Paul Haggis — one of the church's oldest and most respected members — quit over what he says is the church's refusal to denounce an anti-gay marriage bill in California. He outlined his reasons in a letter to the Church's spokesperson, Tommy Davis. Despite the upbeat tones of its advertising campaign, it's been a tough week for the Church ...
Oct 30, 2009
Scientology faces multiple setbacks within one week // The past few days have not gone well for the secretive religion known for its celebrity followers — The Guardian (UK)
Type: Press
Author(s): Andrew Gumbel
Source: The Guardian (UK)
Most religious organisations can weather a high-profile defection or two. Many might successfully explain away a fraud conviction in a foreign criminal court, or deal with the spectacular suicide of a member, or muddle through a less than stellar public performance by a prominent spokesman. Rarely, though, does a religion have to face up to all these challenges in the same week. The past few days have been little short of a nightmare for Scientology, the strange, secretive religion that thrives ...
Oct 29, 2009
Scientology surviving on borrowed minutes? // The Church of Scientology faces more bad PR — NOW Magazine
Type: Press
Author(s): Enzo Di Matteo
Source: NOW Magazine
Scientology’s recent travails, splattered like so much bad scrambled eggs in the mainstream press, has me thinking about that day way back when the Reverend Al Buttnor, the Church’s high priest of PR, took me on a personal tour of Scientology’s Yonge Street headquarters. Freaky, mostly. And surprisingly empty. A few curiosity seekers on one floor hooked up to Scientology’s famous E-meter, getting stress tested, presumably. But clearly searching for something else. Themselves? Salvation? On another floor, a shrine to late ...
Oct 28, 2009
Today Show: 'Crash' director splits with Scientology — MSNBC
More: Youtube
Oct 27, 2009
Scientology's new face — The Daily Beast
Type: Press
Author(s): Kim Masters
Source: The Daily Beast
In his first detailed interview since walking off Nightline last week, church spokesman Tommy Davis talks to Kim Masters about Monday's startling public defection by Paul Haggis, addresses drug allegations—and explains his relationship with Tom Cruise. Plus, his former colleague speaks out. Tommy Davis has been busy lately. In the past week, the spokesman for the Church of Scientology tore off his lapel microphone and stormed out of an interview when Nightline correspondent Martin Bashir tried to question him about whether ...
Oct 23, 2009
Nighline: How Scientology attracts celebrities — ABC News
Oct 22, 2009
Nighline: Former Scientologists level accusations — ABC News
Type: TV
Author(s): Martin Bashir, Ethan Nelson
Source: ABC News
Ex-members say leader David Miscavige hit subordinates; church denies accusations. Some call it a manipulative cult. Others say it's a well-established religion that helps people reach their potential. Since its inception in the 1950s, the Church of Scientology has rarely been far from controversy. And now the Church is under attack again. Former senior insiders claim the Church's current leader, David Miscavige, has created and encouraged a climate of violence within senior staff and was frequently violent himself. Marty Rathbun was ...
Sep 3, 2009
Scientology and Human Trafficking [collection of accounts]
Type: Account
Does the Church of Scientology engage in Human Trafficking? Thanks to all for the usage of footage in this video.
Aug 29, 2009
Scientology: crisis in France — The Guardian (UK)
Type: Press
Author(s): Angelique Chrisafis
Source: The Guardian (UK)
It claims to be one of the world's fastest-growing new religions but a battery of legal cases threaten its very existence in this secular country In a small Normandy village, surrounded by wheat fields, Gwen Le Berre keeps a Scientology "electrometer" machine in his bedroom. He opens the large green briefcase and peers at the machine inside. It looks like a lie-detector from an old TV cop show and Le Berre doesn't really understand how it works — he just knows ...
Aug 11, 2009
Church of Scientology rolls out new ad campaign in bay area — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Eric Deggans
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
The advertisement is sleek and subtle, surfacing on the upper right side of the St. Petersburg Times' Web site, tampabay.com. The text floats onto the screen: "Love" then "Hate" then "What is the answer?" The final display comes in a flash of light: "Scientology.org." It's a small spot, rotating among a lineup of online ads that includes commercials for Radio Shack and BlackBerry. But it has drawn some attention, partly because the newspaper has published several stories recently featuring serious allegations ...
Aug 10, 2009
Scientology launches Tampa Bay TV ad campaign — WTSP-TV (Florida)
More: wtsp.com
Type: TV
Author(s): Grayson Kamm
Source: WTSP-TV (Florida)
Clearwater, Florida – The Church of Scientology is launching a TV ad campaign in Tampa Bay this week. But the controversial group, which is based in Clearwater, insists the ads are not connected to recent news stories that slam the church and its powerful leader. The ad push will target multiple channels, but very particular time slots. The goal's to catch the eyes of anyone watching TV at that moment, even if they flip the channel. Turn to another station, and ...
Aug 4, 2009
A Times Editorial // Scientology's ugly truths revealed — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Scientology calls itself a religion and claims to offer purpose and meaning to its members. Yet for some who worked in the church's militaristic Sea Organization, Scientology provided something different: physical punishment, humiliation, beatings, sleep deprivation, and long and ruinous separation from loved ones. The stories of 11 former staffers, reported in a St. Petersburg Times special report Sunday, are told with such detail and emotional heft that the church's official denials of abuse ring hollow. It takes courage to challenge ...
Aug 2, 2009
Brief bios of more former Scientology member who have come forward — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Jeff Hawkins, 63 Joined Scientology: at age 21, in 1967 in L.A. Left Sea Org: 2005 Career highlights: Marketing and design, created TV ad that featured exploding volcano to promote Dianetics. Now: Single, lives in Portland, Ore. Freelances as a graphic designer. Scientologists "say they're the experts in organizational technology. ... Well, then how come you need to have that level of threat and duress to get people to do what you want them to do?" Video: Jeff Hawkins '''Marc Headley, ...
Aug 2, 2009
Strength in their numbers: More Church of Scientology defectors come forward with accounts of abuse — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
They are stepping forward — from Dallas and Denver, Portland, Las Vegas, Montana — talking about what happened, to them and their friends, during their years in the Church of Scientology. Jackie Wolff wept as she recalled the chaotic night she was ordered to stand at a microphone in the mess hall and confess her "crimes" in front of 300 fellow workers, many jeering and heckling her. Gary Morehead dredged up his recollection of Scientology leader David Miscavige punishing venerable church ...
Aug 1, 2009
The Truth Rundown: Gary Morehead — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Aug 1, 2009
The Truth Rundown: Jeff Hawkins — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Aug 1, 2009
The Truth Rundown: Shelly Corrias — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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